CA11: CoA granted to pursue 4A IAC claim

2255 appellant gets a CoA to appeal an ineffective assistance of counsel that defense counsel did not pursue a valid motion to suppress. (A prima facie case was apparently made.) Spriggs v. United States, 2020 U.S. App. LEXIS 4162 (11th Cir. Feb. 10, 2020).*

Defendant was taken with her child to the child’s school and came back to the place of the search. This was not custody for Miranda. She also wasn’t asked any questions in transit. United States v. Cooper, 2020 U.S. App. LEXIS 4153 (D.C. Cir. Feb. 11, 2020).*

The affidavit for the search warrant was not the model of clarity, but common sense seems to indicate probable cause. Nevertheless, the court skips over probable cause and instead considers the good faith exception finding it applicable. United States v. Arwood, 2020 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 23113 (N.D. Ala. Jan. 16, 2020).*

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